U.S. Fulbright Grantees in Bulgaria

Academic Year 2018-2019

SCHOLARS
  • Mariya Bobina
    Field of Specialization: Business
    Home Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Host Institution in Bulgaria:Burgas Free University, Burgas
  • Michael Boock
    Field of Specialization:Library Science
    Home Institution: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: University of Library Science and Information Technologies, Sofia
  • Edward Morgan
    Field of Specialization:Theater
    Home Institution:Freelance Director and Writer, Glendale, NY
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: New Bulgarian University, Sofia
  • Timothy VanSlyke
    Field of Specialization: Language Teaching
    Home Institution:Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv
  • Tamara von Albertini Vassileff
    Field of Specialization: Philosophy
    Home Institution:University of Hawaii, Manoa; Honolulu, HI
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • Christopher Curran
    Field of Specialization:Human Rights
    Project Title:Empowering Members of Disadvantaged Communities
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Trust for Social Achievement, Sofia
  • Aleksej Demjanski
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title:Transnational Diffusion in the Fight Against Corruption: Bulgaria, Romania, and the Balkans
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: New Bulgarian University, Sofia
  • Conor McCadden
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title:A View From Bulgaria: Domestic Policy Implications of the Perceptions of Russia & the West
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia
  • Kathryn Mitchell
    Field of Specialization: Music (Vocal Performance)
    Project Title:Enriching Cross-Cultural Awareness through the Synergy of Bulgarian Folk Song
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts, Plovdiv
  • Genevieve Ward
    Field of Specialization:Art History
    Project Title:Religious Syncretism and National Historiography in Bulgarian-Ottoman Architecture
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: American University in Bulgaria, Sofia
ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTS
  • Azlin Armstrong
    Field of Specialization: English, Advertising, Broadcasting
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kyustendil, Bulgaria
  • Alexa Askari
    Field of Specialization: Political Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ruse, Bulgaria
  • Molly Bernhard
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Jonah Blumenthal
    Field of Specialization: Neuroscience
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vidin, Bulgaria
  • Thomas Bowman
    Field of Specialization: International Relations, Spanish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Faith Brown
    Field of Specialization: Communications
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Tiana Brownen
    Field of Specialization: Communication, English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vidin, Bulgaria
  • Emily Donlon
    Field of Specialization:English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Shumen, Bulgaria
  • Moira Duffy
    Field of Specialization: Nursing
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kardzhali, Bulgaria
  • Aidan Flanagan
    Field of Specialization: Biomedical Sciences
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  • Stephanie Galen
    Field of Specialization: International Economics, French
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Silistra, Bulgaria
  • Stephanie Gusching
    Field of Specialization: Public Policy, Spanish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • Patrick Harchik
    Field of Specialization: Russian, International Studies, Security Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Yambol, Bulgaria
  • Courtney Ibabao
    Field of Specialization: Biochemistry
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Nathan Jacobson
    Field of Specialization: Religion, Sociology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria
  • Samantha Johnson
    Field of Specialization: Environmental Science, Spanish, Political Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Smolyan, Bulgaria
  • Savannah Lusk
    Field of Specialization: Exercise Physiology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Haig Manjikian
    Field of Specialization: Russian, Humanities
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Olivia Melodia
    Field of Specialization: Philosophy, Hispanic Studies, Theatre
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Isaac Miller
    Field of Specialization:History, Russian, East European Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
  • Keana Mirmajlesi
    Field of Specialization: Biomedical Engineering, Psychology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Tajia Moertle
    Field of Specialization: English Literature
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Thomas Petrino
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, Creative Writing
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dobrich, Bulgaria
  • Jesse Potestas
    Field of Specialization: Global Health
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Panagyurishte, Bulgaria
  • Shauna Ricketts
    Field of Specialization: Sociology, Political Science, Urban Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Pravets, Bulgaria
  • Ian Rush
    Field of Specialization:International Relations, History
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Lovech, Bulgaria
  • Keegan Scott
    Field of Specialization: International Studies, Turkish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Galabovo, Bulgaria
  • Yuliya Shyrokonis
    Field of Specialization: Psychology, Studio Art
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Michael Sowell
    Field of Specialization: English, Secondary Education
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Margaret Sullivan
    Field of Specialization: International Affairs, Gender and Women’s Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Silistra, Bulgaria
  • William Theodorou
    Field of Specialization: English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Razgrad, Bulgaria
  • Meghan Walters
    Field of Specialization: International Relations, Public Relations
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sliven, Bulgaria
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Bulgarian Fulbright Grantees

Academic Year 2017-2018

VISITING SCHOLARS

Dr. Petya Dimitrova

Field of specialization:  Immunology                                                                              

Home Institution: BAS, Institute of Microbiology

Host Institution in the U.S.: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Length of Program: 3 months, starting September 2017

Dr. Tanya Dimova

Field of specialization: Immunobiology

Home Institution:  BAS, Institute of Biology

Host Institution in the U.S.: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Length of Program: 5 months, starting February 2018

Dr. Ana Ganeva

Field of specialization: Music

Home Institution: Veliko Turnovo University

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Washington, Seattle WA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting February 2018

Dr. Bozhil Hristov

Field of specialization: Linguistics

Home Institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Texas-Austin, Austin TX

Length of Program: 5 months, starting January, 2018

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov

Field of specialization: Medicine     

Home Institution:  National Reference Laboratory of HIV

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Length of Program: 5 months, starting January 2018

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jivko Kissovski

Field of specialization: Physics        

Home Institution:  Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Host Institution in the U.S.: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting August 2017

Prof. Dr. Kornelia Slavova

Field of specialization: Theatre/Drama

Home Institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting September 2017

 Dr. Julia Stefanova  

Field of specialization: Economics  

Home Institution:  BAS, Economic Research Institute

Host Institution in the U.S.: American University, Washington DC

Length of Program: 3 months, starting October 2017

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivo Topalilov  

Field of specialization: Archeology 

Home Institution:  Shumen University “Konstantin Preslavski”

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC

Length of Program: 3 months, starting April 2018

HUBERT HUMPHREY FELLOWS

Dr. Svetla Borisova

Field of specialization: Substance Abuse Treatment               

Home institution: “Sveta Marina” University Hospital, Varna

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: University of California-Davis, CA; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Length of Program: 12 months, starting June 2017

SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Svetla Baeva

Field of specialization: Public Relations             

Home institution: Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: Change.org, New York, NY

Length of Program: 5 months, starting October 2017

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Blagovest Blagoev

Field of study: Transport Engineering

Home institution: “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport, Sofia

Pursued degree: MUPP in Urban Planning and Policy

Host Institution in the U.S.:  The University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Length of Program: 9 months, starting August 2017

Deniza Georgieva

Field of study: Psychology

Home institution: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Pursued degree: Masters in General Psychology

Host Institution in the U.S.: City College of New York, The City University of New York, NY

Length of Program: 9 months, starting from August 2017

Evgeni Minchev

Field of study: Law

Home institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”

Pursued degree: LLM

Host Institution in the U.S.: Georgetown University – Law Center, Washington DC

Length of Program: 9 months, starting August 2017

Margarita Pavlova

Field of study: Psychology              

Home institution: New Bulgarian University, Sofia        

Pursued degree: PhD in Psychology          

Host Institution in the U.S.: The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Length of Program: 10 months, starting July 2017

Hristiana Videnova

Field of study: Economics

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”

Pursued degree: MAPSS in Social Sciences

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Chicago – Division of Social Sciences, Chicago IL

Length of Program: 12 months, starting September 2017

NON-DEGREE RESEARCH GRANTS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Borislav Momchilov

Field of study: History                                                     

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”

Host Institution in the U.S.: Harvard University, American Studies Program, Cambridge, MA

Length of Program: 6 months, starting September 2017

Evelina Prodanova

Field of study: Organizational Psychology                        

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”                                             

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Southern California-Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, CA

Length of Program: 6 months, starting August 2017

 

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